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Why does the atom have the same of proton and electron?
to make an atom electrically neutral
Why number of electron are equal to the number of proton?
because an atom is electrically neutral
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How do you infer that an atom is electrically neutral or an ion by referring to its number of electrons?
if number of electron and protons are equal(except for H,as it has no proton,so it shoulh has one electron to be electrically neutral). ...
In a atom is the electron number the same proton number?
Yes, provided the atom is electrically neutral.
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What causes an atom to become an ion?
When the atom loses a balancing electron or gains an unbalancing electron. For instance, there is one proton in hydrogen. To be electrically neutral (or balanced), there has to be one electron. If you magnetically strip the electron from hydrogen, you get an H+ ion which is electrically positive. If you force an electron into the hydrogen atom through centrifuges, etc, you have an H-. One electron has one - charge, and one proton has one + charge. The +'s must balance the...
What are the three subatomic particles and their changes?
These three subatomic particles are: proton (electrically postive), neutron (neutral), electron (electrically negative). The correct word is here charge, not change. ...
What is the neutral part of an atom that gives the atom more mass?
Neutron. It is electrically neutral, and coincidentally about as massive as a proton plus an electron. ...
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When will protons move?
Under normal circumstances protons will not move; they are contained in the nucleus of atoms. However, in the case of the element hydrogen, which is made of one proton and one electron, it is possible to create a hydrogen plasma. In this state, the electron is stripped off the proton and a "naked" proton is left. This naked proton, being electrically charged, can be made to move by a magnetic field. ...
What would happen if an electron and a proton were removed from an atom?
It would become a different element since the number of protons determines which element it is. Say you have the element Be removing a proton would turn it into Li- by removing an electron you would have Li a electrically nuteral atom of Li. ...
If an atom has the same amount of protons and electrons what is its total charge?
A proton and an electron possess equal amount of charge (about 1.6e-19 C), except that a proton carries a positive charge and an electron, negative. Hence, the net charge is nil -- the atom is electrically neutral. ...
Is an electron bigger or smaller mass than proton?
An electron is smaller than a proton. A proton has a bigger mass than an electron. In fact, a proton has a mass that is 1,835 times greater than a electron. ...
What has the smallest mass neutron proton electron?
Of the neutron, proton, and electron, the electron has the smallest mass.
What is the proton to electron relationship?
Numerically, it is one to one, but it takes about 1,800 electrons to equal the mass of one proton. Related Information: Protons are positively charged particles and electrons are negatively charged particles. For every (+) proton in a complete atom's nucleus there is an equivalent (-) electron in the atoms electron shells, such that the atom is electrically neutral. Should the atom lose or gain an electron, it becomes positively or negatively charged (respectively) and is then called an Ion. ...